The 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ohafia, has concluded plans to relocate its command headquarters to Aba, in a bid to contain the increasing protest by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) and ensure adequate protection of lives and property.
Speaking to newsmen at 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, Commanding Officer, 14 Brigade Ohafia, Brigadier General Lawrence Fejokwu noted that Aba had become a hot spot because of the activities of the IPOB and MASSOB agitating for the actualization of a sovereign state of Biafra, as well as the resurgence of kidnapping and sundry crimes.
“I have gone around to familiarize myself with my location and men. My decision is that Aba have continued to be a hot spot especially on the activities of IPOB and MASSOB and the issue of kidnapping. To this effect, I have decided to, after due clearance with my boss, the GOC, to relocate our tactical headquarters from Ohafia to Aba to see how far we can go in arresting the situation.
“In doing so, I urge the IPOB and MASSOB to rescind their decision to bear arms and stop acts of violence and channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities,” Fejokwu said.